Underemployment and its impact on workforce

An untold number of people are underemployed in the number of hours they work, but also in the use of their skills. Their labor remains untapped and companies do not access the greatest breadth of talent available to them. Changing this trend in the labor market begins with understanding what underemployment is and why it is important. In this article, we outline the terminology and recent history of underemployment in the United States to provide a backdrop for our series on underemployment issues that are affecting the current labor market.


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Our Points of View series highlights thought leadership from Newmark Knight Frank’s Global Consulting Services practice. Here, explore new data and industry trends that support perspective pieces by consulting leaders across NKF.

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Big data analytics, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and 3D printing will have a lasting impact on service industries such as marketing, finance, entertainment and medicine. Companies will be able to perfect tasks at a higher rate with the use of machines, and our increasing reliance on technology will require us to assess the skills needed of human workers.

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The Global Knowledge Center is the Industry Intelligence unit of Newmark Knight Frank. The Global Knowledge Center researches trends in the labor market, workplace variables, and the economics of geography to develop industry insights that shape strategic management decisions.

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